Your Family: Jun. 17, 2002

DIVORCE AND LEARNING A study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that while kids generally recover from the psychological damage of a divorce within three years, their schoolwork often suffers for longer. Ohio State researchers found that students from divorced families had lower test scores than did those from intact families. The report suggests that kids who fall behind academically during the turbulence of a divorce may later have difficulty catching up.

CRASH STRESS Research from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has shown that families involved in car crashes are often affected by acute stress disorders that last...

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